Inaugural mineral industry awards in Yellowknife next week

The first-ever MAX Awards will recognize excellence in Northwest Territories mining and exploration on Thursday Nov. 16. The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines-hosted gala will hand out awards to worthy recipients who have made contributions to “finding and developing resources, engaging with the public and government, ensuring Indigenous participation, creating jobs and business benefits...
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As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at